Jelani Brooks

“I love playing my JodyJazz mouthpieces. They play and sound like no other mouthpiece I’ve ever played. There’s an ease to playing, without sacrificing the body of a sound.”

Jonathan Mones

“My JodyJazz JET mouthpiece changed the game for my playing. I was strictly an alto saxophonist and couldn’t find my sound on tenor until the first time I played a JET, and I immediately knew this was the mouthpiece for me. It simultaneously allows me to cut through a loud band, yet also play delicately and warm when needed. I can play any style, at any volume, and still keep the core of my personal sound thanks to my JodyJazz mouthpiece.”

Carlo Muscat

Sylvester Onyejiaka

“I never found a Baritone Saxophone mouthpiece that I liked until I played my SUPER JET. It gives me all the power I could possibly need without taking anything away from the speed and agility. In the bottom register of the horn the response is incredible allowing you to punctuate your articulations with clarity that I’ve never experienced before. And the altissimo sings beautifully! All in all the best mouthpiece I’ve ever played!”

JodyJazz Joey DeFrancesco

Joey DeFrancesco

“Vintage mouthpieces have their mystique, but they’re a big gamble especially for the price. And in fact is it’s very difficult to find a good one, and that’s just frustrating. JodyJazz mouthpieces are simply the best saxophone mouthpieces in the world. Everyone one you play blows flawlessly. Whatever sound you have in your mind can come through. Although the Giant is my go to, I really dig them all. And they definitely will give you that fun, inspiring, musical, and spiritual trip. Naturally this makes complete sense, because Jody himself represents what that’s all about!”

Jared Ibacache

“I love using JodyJazz mouthpieces, because they are so versatile and allow me to play different styles effortlessly, I really enjoy them.”

Jeff Kashiwa on the HR* CUSTOM DARK Soprano 7*

Desiderio Lazaro

Desidério Lázaro

“I believe I finally found the mouthpiece that covers all my needs in terms of expression and sound quality. The free blowing nature of this mouthpiece is only matched by its warmth and virtuosistic possibilities. Make no mistake, JodyJazz really knows its craft and, for my taste, are producing the finest modern mouthpieces on the market.”

Ünsal Çeliksu

“My JodyJazz mouthpiece allows me to play microtone sounds in Turkish Music very easily. It feels very natural and flexible at the same time… Does not matter how many different styles I play, I still keep my personal sound.”

Chuck Currie

“Jody Espina has knocked it out of the park again with the new HR* CUSTOM DARK Tenor mouthpiece. After establishing a stellar classical saxophone mouthpiece division using his proprietary CHR Chedeville rubber, he has now used the rubber for a jazz tenor saxophone mouthpiece for the first time. When played softly, it reminds me strongly of the sound of Stan Getz. John Coltrane said “Let’s face it–we’d all sound like that if we could,” and who are we to argue with Trane? When you go for it in a big band or commercial setting, it will stand up to the brass and amplified instruments as well as any mouthpiece out there. I don’t know of any other mouthpiece that can inhabit both those worlds so well. The Chedeville classical mouthpieces Jody designed have made a clean sweep on my Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone, and I told him the HR* CUSTOM DARKS will do the same for my jazz setups. Bravo, Jody, and keep ’em coming!”

“The JodyJazz HR* Soprano 5* mouthpiece allows for the rich warm tonal center that pleases me on all single reed mouthpieces, and just adds that slight edge that allows us to cut through the brass when playing with large ensembles. In my opinion the Soprano should never be strident and should have a contained ringing tone (like ALL musical instruments, including the human voice.) The JodyJazz HR* allows for that with great intonation, and can also provide incredible projection. The key to projection is tone, and it is also the key to “in-tone-ation!” All of Jody’s mouthpieces provide a great big tone, and the HR* line can also provide gentleness and beauty.”

“The JodyJazz POWER RING is a work of genius. The heavy mass of the ligature lends incredibly rich resonance to the tone, while the limited contact points allow for great life in the sound and terrific ease of articulation. I own over a hundred excellent ligatures, and the POWER RING blows them all away. These are not just for jazz… they are also beautiful classical ligatures with the most resonant core sound you’ve ever heard for soloists, large ensemble, and chamber players.”